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Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon appeals to black personnel in preparation for Pilots of the Caribbean exhibition
The Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon is appealing for former and current black personnel to contribute to a new exhibition.
People from the Caribbean, Africa and from Britain volunteered to serve in the Royal Air Force in both world wars.
In the new exhibition, Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the Royal Air Force, the museum in Grahame Park Way will tell the story of these volunteers, commemorating and celebrating their vital contribution to the defence of Britain.
Peter Dye, director general of the museum said: “From First World War pilot William Robinson Clarke, to the young volunteers of today, Afro-Caribbean men and women have played an integral part in the development of the Royal Air Force and the defence of our freedoms and liberties.
“In this exhibition, the Royal Air Force Museum aims to celebrate their contribution to the development of modern Britain, while providing all young people with a series of role models to inspire and guide them in realising their own ambitions and dreams.”
To contribute to the museum’s archive for this exhibition, email the research department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 8358 4873.
The free exhibition will open on November 1.